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Associate Director, QA

Reference Number: 2960
Location: East Coast

Our client is a leading pharmaceutical company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for an Associate Director, QA.

The Associate Director, QA is responsible for assuring the quality of products and/or processes manufactured at the facility.  This position interprets and implements scalable solutions, including quality policies, manages quality operations and compliance as well as inspection preparedness.  The incumbent will provide leadership and guidance to other functional areas in areas of regulatory compliance, quality practices and procedures and quality systems.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Oversees QA at the Source functions for manufacture.
  • Conducts and manages failure investigations as well as change control.
  • Supports inspections and validation review.
  • Approves major deviations, CAPAs, extensions and change control records.
  • Develops strategic initiatives and assist in translating them into tactical solutions.
  • Develops strategy and negotiate senior management approval.
  • Sets strategic vision from 6 months to 5 years.  Demonstrates broad understanding of the science and technology that drives the business.
  • Independently identifies and resolves complex problems through good planning and decision making utilizing functional and technical skills.
  • Manages conflict and stands alone on issues.
  • Provides constructive feedback to staff.  Ensures that projects are completed on schedule and within budget.
  • Effectively presents complex data and strategy to large groups.
  • Translates strategic initiatives into objectives and executable tasks.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology or relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years in QA or relevant field.
  • 10 years in management positions within the biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical industry preferred.


Do you have the skills and experience we seek and want to advance your career with one of the world’s leading companies? If so, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 2960. No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.